Policy


Shutterstock image: light bulb with gears.

'Agile' means different things across DHS

As the Department of Homeland Security moves to more nimble technology acquisition efforts, its various components sometimes have different ideas of what that can mean.

Ashton Carter

Carter: Countering Islamic State online is 'very important'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford see online response as a part of the battle against the Islamic State group.

USDA logo

USDA tackles FITARA

The plan outlines ways the agency CIO can better control IT spending -- and delegate when necessary.

Image of the Pentagon

DOD urged to go commercial

The Defense Department is being outpaced in technology development by the commercial side. Advisers say, "If you can't beat them, join them."

Government waste playbook highlights 'fumbles'

A host of IT boondoggles are featured in Sen. James Lankford's debut report on wasteful federal spending.

Federal CIO Tony Scott  (Photo: Robert Severi for FCW)

Can Tony Scott get it all done?

The U.S. CIO has made a mantra of "land the planes" and pushed notable improvements in his first nine months. But the to-do list for 2016 is long indeed.

a man grouping items by shape

The key to successful IT consolidation efforts

Application portfolio management is a vital component of agencies' efforts to do more with less while keeping the focus on achieving their mission.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Evan Chan

At JPL, Evan Chan helped lead the creation of paperless procurement and augmented-reality initiatives.

2015 Rising Star

Erica McCann

Erica McCann makes recommendations about legislative and regulatory actions that affect the contracting environment, which benefits both government and industry.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Mark Naggar

Mark Naggar's innovative approach to acquisition at the Department of Health and Human Services has touched off a reform effort that is spreading to other agencies.

Shutterstock image (by Andrii_M): computer binary code.

Groups want OMB to reconsider info policy revisions

A collection of public interest groups wants to preserve sections on the importance of public information in the key A-130 information policy document.

Shutterstock image (by a-image): Internet of Things (IoT) concept icon.

Getting government ready for the Internet of Things

A new study urges agencies to embrace the IoT while also instituting adequate security and privacy protections.